ShipTransportal

About Michael Osborne

As founder of ShipTransportal, Michael Osborne has accrued over two decades of experience in the shipping industry and is recognized as a logistics expert. Michael and his talented team of agents, carriers, and employees pride themselves on providing excellent customer service and efficiency oriented results via the best in class processes they have built.

ShipTransportal’s success is largely the result of Michael’s combination of hands on operational experience and deep industry knowledge. Michael graduated from Furman University with a BA in 1992 and immediately began working as a Logistics Specialist at C.H. Robinson Company, a leading 3PL provider.

He was responsible for office operations and sales for North America. Here he experienced a plethora of success by providing creative solutions to his rapidly growing customer base. While in this role he decided to further his education and obtained a Master’s degree in Business Administration and Strategic Management from Wake Forest University in 1999. Upon graduating he joined Ernst and Young as a Senior Consultant. In this role he performed logistics related process analysis, software assessments and implementation methods for numerous fortune 50 companies as well as for GE, Ceva Logistics, FedEx Logistics and XPL (DHL Services). Michael’s unique background as a successful operations/sales person for a leading global 3PL and strategic thought leader for a top consulting firm, convinced him to try his luck as an entrepreneur.

In 2006 Michael Osborne created ShipTransportal, a logistics management company that focuses on providing improved service and reduced costs for its customer base, currently offering freight negotiations, freight bill audit and pay, and trucking services. Sales at ShipTransportal have now grown to $10MM since 2008.

ShipTransportal has been recognized for delivering superior service and is considered by many of its customers as the “go to” company when execution really counts.  Their specialties include: LLP services, project management, 3PL process design, logistics outsourcing, freight management as well as contract negotiation for all transportation modes; TL, LTL, AIR, OCEAN, PARCEL, and TL.

Michael’s logistics operations and systems implementation background have led to the development of unique solutions for customers such as BSN medical, SuperMedia, and Continental Tire that have generated millions of dollars in savings for his clients. ShipTransportal also used their established standards for the “Design”, “Build”, and ”Operate” phases of a CGEY hosted logistics solution for FedEx that was forecasted to exceed $50MM in annual revenues. The company has also been recognized as the primary contributor to the most successful product rollout in Energizer’s history via simultaneous customer delivery using “virtual moving” warehouses. Michael’s experiences and knowledge are combined to create a unique perspective on logistics and transportation management, and is at the core of ShipTransportal’s vision, mission and values.

In the future he hopes to expand the company’s services and product base. He is committed to a cutting edge approach that provides optimal shipping solutions for their clients.

Michael Osborne

Founder and President

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Customer Testimonials

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Schaefer Systems End Customer

"ShipTransportal was an absolute pleasure to deal with, every day I knew what was coming and what was not. I do look forward to dealing with again."

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Carolyn Millsaps Supermedia

“What can I say. Another Outstanding Year and Recipient of Supplier of Excellence.”

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Steve Kuhn VP Vendor Strategy & Oversight at Bank of America

“A true transportation management expert with a relentless focus on tangible and lasting results. Mike differentiates himself through a rare blend of superior day to day execution, keen strategic thinking, and truly bold ideas. These attributes are deeply embedded in Mike’s rapidly growing company.”

Customer Testimonials

Finding an expert in the transportation field to control the cost was critical to us. I would highly recommend Michael to any company looking to improve their transportation service, increase customer satisfaction and reduce their overall logistics costs.

Ric C VP Global Logistics
Global Medical Device Manufacturer

This past month and quarter was one of the largest shipping periods we have had this year. Everything was executed flawlessly. Your team came through late in the day Friday and resolved some key freight issues our customers exposed us to and helped Special Metals exceed our commitments. Thanks to everyone for an excellent job done.

Katrina M Warehouse Supervisor
Food Services

It is a pleasure to work with the Shiptransportal team. They supply excellent customer service and are always available to answer questions or track a shipment in a quick timely fashion. Thank you for all of your support.

Rick P Materials Manager and FCO
Metals Supplier

“Great Successful Project”, “Great Documentation”, “Launched on Time”, “Web Based”, “Definitely up to date”, “Overall, Very Responsive”

Troy S Director of Supply Chain
High Performance Fiber

Once set up, Hands Off and Stress Free… Total add Value.

Travis P Customer Service Rep
High Quality Spools

Teresa looks into the Crystal Ball for me and help me plan the future. She is always there to help even when sometimes it is not even your load (INCO Terms). You have always been able to get us some last-minute load moves because everyone knows we have Customers that need product to keep their lines up and running overnight and weekends.

Mike M Receiving Coordinator
Specialty Fibers

“Fantastic company to work with”. “They are always on top of everything we ask for and I could not imagine anyone better nor could I ever accept anything less from anyone else”. “Proud to say that Teresa, really knows it all”!

Jevon C Business Systems Analyst
Restaurant Services

ShipTransportal was an absolute pleasure to deal with. Every day I knew what was coming and what was not. I do look forward to dealing with again.

Mitchell C Inside Sales
Metals Supplier

You are the best!!    That’s it…  Just wanted to tell you that I appreciate all you do and in my eyes, you are the best out there! 

End Customer Plastics Injection Molding
Customer

“Shiptransportal sin dudas es una de las mejores opciones que se pueden encontrar en el mercado Americano.”

EDUARDO V Senior Manager,
Global Freight Forwarder

“What can I say? Another Outstanding Year and Recipient of Supplier of Excellence.”

Carolyn M Logistics Coordinator,
Printed Product Distributor

“A true transportation management expert with a relentless focus on tangible and lasting results. Mike differentiates himself through a rare blend of superior day to day execution, keen strategic thinking, and truly bold ideas. These attributes are deeply embedded in Mike’s rapidly growing company.”

Steve K Senior Manager,
Top 5 Investment Bank

"On time deliveries + truthful communication + cost savings = a no brainer."

Dan B, Senior Manager,
Top 5 Investment Bank

Mike has deep expertise across logistics and transportation. And, he has a proven track record both operationally and in driving efficiencies."

Herman G. Senior Manager,
Major Consulting Firm